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Akwaeke Emezi

Nigeria (b.1987)

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and artist based in liminal spaces. Born and raised in Nigeria, they received their MPA from New York University. They were awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Their work has been selected and edited by Chimamanda Adichie, and published in various literary magazines, including Granta.


Genres: Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy

Non fiction
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